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Material resource efficiency at the EU level - HENNING
This is a reporting template for HENNING to compile information for the 2015 catalogue of material resource efficiency policies at the EU level. Please answer Q1-Q16 and Q18. The structure and contents of this document are identical to the already distributed Word template, except that Q17 and Q19 are deleted here. Graphs for Q20 are customized for EU-27 as a bloc. For Q20, Pawel will prepare first draft of analysis to be then reviewed by the project team. *** Mini guidance on the basics of using and editing the fiche is at the beginning of the text.***
Located in Environmental topics Resource efficiency 2015 catalogue EU_etc_team
Material resource efficiency at the EU level - LIEZE
This is a reporting template for LIEZE to compile information for the 2015 catalogue of material resource efficiency policies at the EU level. Please answer Q1-Q16 and Q18. The structure and contents of this document are identical to the already distributed Word template, except that Q17 and Q19 are deleted here. Graphs for Q20 are customized for EU-27 as a bloc. For Q20, Pawel will prepare first draft of analysis to be then reviewed by the project team. *** Mini guidance on basics of using the fiche is at the beginning of the text. ***
Located in Environmental topics Resource efficiency 2015 catalogue EU_etc_team
Material resource efficiency at the EU level - IVE
This is a reporting template for IVE to compile information for the 2015 catalogue of material resource efficiency policies at the EU level. Please answer Q1-Q16 and Q18. The structure and contents of this document are identical to the already distributed Word template, except that Q17 and Q19 are deleted here. Graphs for Q20 are customized for EU-27 as a bloc. For Q20, Pawel will prepare first draft of analysis to be then reviewed by the project team. *** Mini guidance on the basics of using and editing the fiche is at the beginning of the text.***
Located in Environmental topics Resource efficiency 2015 catalogue EU_etc_team
Material resource efficiency at the EU level - MONA
This is a reporting template for MONA to compile information for the 2015 catalogue of material resource efficiency policies at the EU level. Please answer Q1-Q16 and Q18. The structure and contents of this document are identical to the already distributed Word template, except that Q17 and Q19 are deleted here. Graphs for Q20 are customized for EU-27 as a bloc. For Q20, Pawel will prepare first draft of analysis to be then reviewed by the project team. * Mini guidance on the basics of using the fiche is at the beginning of the text *
Located in Environmental topics Resource efficiency 2015 catalogue EU_etc_team
Publication Material resources and waste — 2012 update
Update to the European Environment State and Outlook 2010 (SOER 2010) thematic assessment
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Publication Material resources and waste — SOER 2010 thematic assessment
The European economy needs huge amounts of resources to function. Apart from consuming minerals, metals, concrete and wood, Europe burns fossil fuels and uses land to satisfy the needs of its citizens. Demand for materials is so intense that between 20 and 30 % of the resources we use are now imported. At the other end of the materials chain, the EU economy generates around six tons of waste per person every year. With the boom in international trade, EU consumption and production may potentially damage ecosystems and human health not only within but also far beyond its borders.
Located in The European environment — state and outlook 2015 Thematic assessments
SOER Message (Deprecated) Material resources and waste — key message 1
Europe, like much of the industrialized world, is using an increasing amount of materials. The EU-27 average annual use of material resources is some 16 tonnes per person. On average, about six tonnes of waste per person are generated each year in the EU-27. Demand for materials has long exceeded Europe's ability to generate by itself what it needs – 20-30 % of resources used are imported.
Located in The European environment — state and outlook 2015 Material resources and waste — SOER 2010 thematic assessment Key messages
SOER Message (Deprecated) Material resources and waste — key message 2
Resource use and waste generation in the EU-27 have been decoupled from economic growth. However, in most countries resource use and waste generation still increase in absolute figures. Although resource efficiency continues to improve, the growth of material productivity has for decades been slower than the increase in labour productivity. There are no indications that the 6th Environment Action Programme (6th EAP) objective of the EU becoming 'the most resource-efficient economy in the world' is being met.
Located in The European environment — state and outlook 2015 Material resources and waste — SOER 2010 thematic assessment Key messages
SOER Message (Deprecated) Material resources and waste — key message 3
The overall trend in waste generation, including hazardous waste, is upwards. The 6th EAP objective of substantially reducing waste generation has neither been achieved nor is likely to be met in the coming decades unless production and consumption patterns are transformed.
Located in The European environment — state and outlook 2015 Material resources and waste — SOER 2010 thematic assessment Key messages
SOER Message (Deprecated) Material resources and waste — key message 4
The management of waste has improved, with many countries recycling and recovering more, but more efforts are needed if the EU is to become a 'recycling society'. Implementation of existing legislation remains crucial, especially on the illegal shipments of waste, illegal or sub-standard landfilling, and packaging and electric and electronic equipment waste management.
Located in The European environment — state and outlook 2015 Material resources and waste — SOER 2010 thematic assessment Key messages
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